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137 COXE V ALLEN
Cause of office promoted by John Coxe v Strode Allen of Evershot, co. Dorset, gent
January - April 1637
This was a cause of office promoted by Coxe, the Earl Marshal's messenger, charging Allen with contempt. In what may be a connected case, during May 1635 Allen had petitioned the court to dismiss a suit brought against him by Sir Richard Strode [see cause 631] on the grounds that it was vexatious. Proceedings survive in this case from January - April 1637 and were linked to a Star Chamber case brought by Strode; but there is no indication of sentence.
Summary of proceedings
Dr Duck was counsel in this cause of contempt, and on 28 January 1637 he delivered a petition to which Allen was to respond. On 16 February 1637 Star Chamber was mentioned, as well as the hearing of a verdict. Allen was to respond at the next sitting. On 29 April Star Chamber was mentioned again, and Allen was warned to appear to hear the verdict.
- Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 51r-59r (28 Jan 1637)
- Proceedings: 68C, fos. 1r-11r (16 Feb 1637)
- Proceedings: 68C, fos. 37r-41v (29 Apr 1637)
People mentioned in the case
- Allen, Strode
- Coxe, John
- Duck, Arthur, lawyer
- Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
- Strode, Richard, knight
Places mentioned in the case
Topics of the case
- contempt of court
- other courts
- Star Chamber